IDC has released its figures for shipments of tablet PCs in Q2 of 2013. There are huge rates of growth in unit-shipments for Android/Linux suppliers but the big story is that Apple’s market share of units is down dramatically
|Vendor||Q2’13 Units||Q2 Unit Share (%)||Change in Share from 2012 (%)|
This is a dramatic loss of share in a single year for Apple and a huge gain in share for Free Software. That’s what happens when the market rather than backroom-dealers decide. Free Software beats the tar out of non-free software when it comes to price/performance, especially on ARM. The bottom will fall out of Wintel when the OEMs get that message. Notice the list. M$’s “partners” are on it and they are shipping much more Android/Linux than that other OS.